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condition. it was the worst mass shooting in the u.s. since the killings of 32 people at virginia tech five years ago. we'll have more on the store after the headlines. syrian rebels continue to make gains on the regime of bashar al-assad, seizing a number of border crossings with neighboring iraq and turkey. opposition fighters overrun government forces at two major crossings, including one controlling the vital trade route on the damascus to baghdad highway. meanwhile, the syrian government says the country's intelligence chief, hisham ikhtiyar, has died from injuries sustained in wednesday's bombing of a high- level meeting in damascus, making him the fourth assad regime insider to die in the attack. and it's the violence, the united nations is warning 1 million syrians are now believed to be internally displaced, double the previous estimate. the fighting continues in syria one day after russia and china vetoed a security council resolution threatening new sanctions on the syrian regime. russia and china say they took action over demands for the inclusion of penalties under chapter seve
use the net working spaces at facebook, twitter and google plus. and not just to share cute cat photos. it's a lucrative field. by this time from, mark will officially be a ga zillion air. the premise of today's symposium is that these services are not as well known have had a major impact on the collection, distlation and distribution of news and information. the project in its annual state of the news media this year said that social media are important but not overwhelming driver of news at least not yet. let me quote from their report. no more than 10% of digital news consumers follow news recommendations from facebook or twitter very often. and almost all of those are still using other ways like going directly to the news web site as well. but there are many other indications that social media are radically altering the news landscape. word of the shooting of the representative giffords and the killing of osama bin laden and the death of donna so maniers today spreads virally. that's significant. reporters now use social media to find people and sources in breaking news situations
a joy to work with. he has helped us. the last time of the u.s. open was in san francisco the golf course was used as a parking lot. today it looked actually better, and that is in no small part due to tom's efforts to put together a team common and and his ability to work with our staff. his relationship with tom hart, who has done such an amazing job on behalf of the department. we are very excited for you. we are going to miss you terribly. as i joked last night commo, ths commission just heard about some flexibility for different events that could come to san francisco, while he is heading to the pga event in atlanta are, so we have something extra the gang put together. what do you get a guy who has everything and is on his way to at centinela -- atlanta? you get a pin, signed by many of the people who know and love you. congratulations, tom. >> i would like to say that tom has been an amazing person to work with. it is a difficult job to bring a course to the level harding has achieved. his incoming person i do not think is going to be a problem. i am going to miss you very m
's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
and shooting investigation, just go to foxnews.com online on whatever device you use for the very latest information on this story. >> heather: you can believe this 100 days left in the race for the white house. it can't get any tighter. a new poll showing president obama and governor romney are all tied up with 46% each. these numbers especially significant looking ahead to november. in nine of the past ten elections, the candidate leading the gallup poll to hundred days out has won the presidency. what about this. it's all tied up. john is a columnist and thanks for joining us. all tied, 46% down to the finish who crosses first and wins november 6th and how? >> obviously we have a lot of game changing events. we have three presidential events. each candidate is going to have a speech laying out the future. the basics of this campaign have been the same for a long time. president obama is the incumbent. everybody knows him. everybody has an opinion on him. he has not crossed 50% of the vote in two key questions in over two years. one, do you believe he deserves reelection and two do you
's all for us tonight. >>> this was -- had not -- had never been done here before. >> what he's referring to is this. a black couple getting married in their church. >> he had people in the sanctuary that was pitching a fit. >> just 48 hours before saying "i do," the church bans the wedding. the couple joins us live tonight. >>> and laughter in the midst of pain. an emotional interview with the parents of a colorado shooting victim. >> we're already moving into celebration mode for alex sullivan, and nobody's ever going to forget him. >>> then a first for the u.s. and the olympics. >>> hello. i'm in tonight for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on some of the day's headlines. the colorado suspect linked to that massed shooting spree back in court in just a couple of hours. james holmes expected to be formally charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder. 58 others were injured. court documents filed friday showed holmes was a patient of university of colorado's psychiatrist before the attack. a live report from the courthouse is just ahead. >>> this is jerusalem. the old city republic
is restored. we have rob gold from b.g.e. joining us on the phone. i know you guys are making progress. i've seen it myself. the routes are back on on route 140 yesterday, what is the situation this morning? >> we have making progress. we have over 600 out-of-state utility workers that are coming en route to us and they'll be augmenting the fight. the problem really was as was the case with irene or any other storm that is the nature of this damage, it's taking manpower to get out there, cut away the trees, understand what you have and get the lights and power back on by restoring all of the pieces of equipment that keep our service on on a regular basis. >> you guys know it's hot so you're working as fast as you can. >> well, we are. the problem is, though, i think -- think about society. our expectations have all changed. and we want our power back on now. and i think people forget very quickly the sound of that storm as it rolled through, the feeling of the house shaking. this was violent. and the reality is it took a lot of toll on our system and not just our system. this was the en
aviv. he is visiting the key u.s. ally a place that obama has yet to visit since coming to the white house. i'm healther childers. >> i'm kelly wright. he is spending 36 hours in israel. including prime minister benjamin netanyahu. ahead of his trip he signed a bill reaffirming the united states commitment to israel and the administration announced additional defense funding for the jewish state. molly henneberg is live in washington, d.c. where she has been following all this. critics say the actions were timed to upstage governor's romney's visit. >> the white house says no to that. governor romney says he will not criticize president obama directly while he is overseas but romney has spoken previously while in the u.s. of obama's administration shabby treatment of israel. the israeli people deserve better than what they received from the leader of the free world. he is romney on the plane to israel today. israel is fearful of a nuclear attack by iran and governor romney will make the case he would be tougher with iran than president obama. he said in an interview with an israeli p
as they try to get off are pretty horrifying. they saw the worst of human nature some people told us. people, men shoving women and children out of the way in an effort to get into life rafts. they also say they saw the best in human nature for people trying to do their best. the violinist tried to save as many kids as he could. he ended up dying because of his efforts to save children. >> i'm really looking forward to this piece tonight. thanks so much. a reminder to our viewers that your special runs tonight. it's cnn presents cruise to disaster. 8:00 eastern time. some exclusive new images and details. make sure you tune in. >>> top of the hour now. i'm ashleigh banfield. i'm standing in for brooke baldwin. this is one of the hottest 4th of julys on record. it is steaming out there. extreme heat paralyzing much of the midwest and all the way up to the dakotas too. the heat index racing up into the 115s. the death toll from the heat and related storms now reaching 20. the virginias, in particular, having a terrible time. in some cases police are having to hand out ice. hundreds of thousand
. in the northeast storms knocked out power to millions of homes. brian, thank you for being there for us. people may not be able to get their power back for ang entire week. that's what we are hearing. what are they doing in the meantime to stay safe? >> reporter: poppy, they are being advised to come to places like this. the library is one of more than 30 cooling centers throughout the state where people are being encouraged to go to. if you can't go to someplace like this people are being asked to go to malls and restaurants to get inside and get away from the heat. it is miserable. the temperatures in this area spiking at or near 100 degrees. you are being asked to physically move in out of the heat. this is the library. three dozen or so cooling centers in this area. it is one of those set up here. you can feel the relief as you go inside from out. we are going to talk to a gentleman who came in here with his daughter. you have more than a million people without power in the state of virginia right now. 739,000 customers translating to more than a million people according to governor bob mcdonal
's going on in this case now. >> ed lavandera on the scene for us as he's been right from the beginning. thank you. elsewhere, in maryland, police say the fbi are now investigating an abduction with ties to the baseball legend cal rib ken jr. his mother was found safe this morning almost 24 hours after being taken from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear wha
's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been trying to nail down more information on this. and we'll continue to do so, wolf. >> what's the university of colorado saying about all of this, ed? >> reporter: well, now that the details have come out that this packag
winners for the u.s., many of them with us along with a big crowd of fans. >> you get the feeling the olympic park is now open to the public, if you missed that. the swimmers are dominating, winning eight medals in the first two days. gold was won by dana vollmer. savannah was there and got her reaction after the race. that had to be exciting. >> yes. my voice is hoarse from screaming so loud. she did so great, broke a world record. we'll catch up with her. and the men's gymnastics team have never won team all-around in a nonboycotted games. they are entering tonight in first place. and that surprise drama on the women's side with jordyn wieber is coming up. >> also, a woman you may have seen during the opening ceremony making headlines worldwide. we are not talking about the queen, but the mustry woman who crashed the parade of nations walking right alongside the indian flag bearer. details on who she is and how she ended up in the stadium that night. >> and later on, if there were a gold medal for humiliation, we'll know who won it. today at the track to try the olympic sport of
so fragile. also it will be putting a strain on the power and all of us with this dangerous heat tomorrow. >> thank you. there are still thousands of people in the area without power from last week's storm. at the unbearable temperatures to that and is just awful for them. >> seven nights, and 7 days. no power. no air-conditioning. people are thinking about taking action against pepco. first they have to get their lives back together. >> day 7, it has been to court -- terrible since day one. >> she has lived in her home for nearly 50 years. she cannot ever remember a week like this past week and she blames pepco. >> yesterday my house was 104. so i told them i was going out to -- i and sweltering. " they have been sleeping in the basement. their only relief is a fan powered by a generator. >> it makes it five degrees cooler. >> nobody in seven days has shown up in this area. >> across town its savior has had enough of the heat and -- xavier has had enough of pepco. >> despite multiple calls the power is still out. >> you feel like you are putting in all your new information but n
threat for us a little bit of hail threat but not a tornado threat. keep in mind of all the severe weather because of that very damaging winds with some of these thunderstorms. that is what we're looking at as the front moves through. tomorrow it spreads farther to the south down to virginia, much of west virginia and down to evansville, indiana. once it goes through temperatures will drop a little bit but we still have this to deal with. chicago you are in clear but st. louis you are like 108, 107 in louisville. take a look at what happens over the next three days or so for us. some of big cities that have been dealing with. kansas city, d.c., chicago and new york, head towards the area on monday but for most part everybody back in the 80s. we do have relief coming but we have to get through today and tomorrow and the rest of the week will look good. >> gregg: so stay in bed and watch the fox news channel. thanks very much. >> heather: did you see that 103 in the nation' capitol. they are on track to break a heat record that was set back in 1930, cooling centers are open all acros
going toll the iphone. so the story of immigrants in merge isn't a story of them. it's a story of us. it's who we are. and all of you get to write the next chapter. each of you traveled your own path to this moment. from campaigning a ruin to the philippines, russia, ma law, and places in between. some of you came here as children brought by parents who dreamed of giving you the opportunities that they had never had. others of you came as adults. finding your way in a new country, new culture, a new language. all of you did something profound. you chose to serve. you put on the uniform of a country that was not yet fully your own in a time of war. some of you deployed into harm's way. you displayed the values that we celebrate every fourth of july. duty, responsibility, and patriotism. we salute a husband and father originally from mexico now a united states marine, drawn , jy his wife sill video ya and daughter juliet. he says becoming a u.s. citizen in front of his wife and family and it's a better step. where's francisco? [ applause ] >> we salute a yum woman from el salvador who came
prosecutors say global drug giant glaxo smith kline pushed the sales force to push hard even for uses not federally approved. >> who wants to be a millionaire? >> reporter: today the company admitted its sales force bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs by offering such incentives as hawaiian vacations and tickets to madonna concerts. all part, the government says, of a range of misbehavior that resulted today in the largest fine ever paid by a drug company, $3 billion. >> this historic action is a clear warning to any company that chooses to break the law. >> reporter: here is some of what the company admitted doing -- promoting the use of its antidepressant paxil for children even though studies failed to show it worked for them, failing to warn that the diabetes drug could cause heart attacks and claiming unapproved uses for another antidepressant wellbutrin by saying it could help patients lose weight and overcome sexual problems. >> hired a public relations firm to create a buzz about getting skinny and how you could have more sex simply by using this drug. >> reporter: today the
of science. what does it tell us about our world? >>> all charged up. a ride on america's electric highway. what they are doing in oregon could change things for the whole nation down the road. >>> and a new home and new life for a national treasure. what may be the greatest battleship ever to hit the high seas. battleship ever to hit the high seas. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york. this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in for brian tonight. on this fourth of july, america is celebrating with parades, cookouts and fireworks. but for many across the nation, this independence day is different. in some states that are tinder dry, there will be no fireworks. in parts of 10 states, today is all about sweating it out without air conditioning, without any electricity at all as crews spend the holiday working to get the power back on after deadly storms. we have it all covered tonight beginning with the extreme heat. nbc's john yang is in chicago. good evening
, send them to us. >> dave: anyway, we'll talk about that later on. we start with politics, as you know, it's been on the campaign trail, the obama campaign going right after mitt romney, of course, and mentioning that they thought he could have committed a felony in regard to his time at bain capital when he left to run the olympics. the president on saturday staying on the attack in virginia and again going after mitt romney. >> alisyn: then it was interesting to hear the president spokesperson yesterday say this goal for the campaign. here is a quote, of course the president wants to have a high brow debate about these policy issues and what the american people actually care about. that's from general. you know, of course, people on the other side of just laughing about this, because how high brow is it to go for the felony charge of your opponent? >> a swiss bank account, or bermuda business or whatever. >> alisyn: of course the president would say these are all important things to raise, the american public needs to know, if somehow their prospective presidential candidate is misle
over the weekend. meteorologist alexander steel tracking the weather for us. this isn't short-lived. >> no, poppy. first of all the breadth and depth of it we are talking 45 million people being impacted by it. also the degree to which we are breaking records. these records aren't just the hottest for the day or the month. they are the hottest records, hottest temperatures these places have ever seen ever anytime of year since records began in the 1800s. dodge city, kansas, 111. nashville, tennessee, 109. there were 140 all time records broken. over 1,900 records one way or another. of course, the heat exacerbated by what you were talking. straight line winds knocked out power from the virginias to ohio. the nighttime temperatures drop to the 70s and 80s only that causes the most problems. heat the number one weather related killer in the u.s. because of the nighttime temperatures. today's high is already 104 in atlanta, georgia. these were today's highs. tomorrow we will shave off a few degrees but it is negligible because the nighttime temperatures will stay so high. 97 in a
this morning. people tell us it will take maybe 90 seconds to less than five minutes in front of the judge. he will then set a date for the next hearing. as we continue to follow the story here from aurora, colorado. cnn newsroom begins right now. >> thank you, soledad. happening right now in the newsroom, unprecedented penalties. the ncaa hitting penn state right now with a huge fine. we will soon learn of the pe penalties that await the university. >>> shooter james holmes a in court in just a few hours, using a secret underground tunnel to go before the judge. this morning we're learning more about holmes' past and what police found in his apartment. >>> jackson mystery. michael's mother katherine reported missing this weekend tells police in arizona that she is fine. the grandkids that have lived with her wondering where she is. a missing persons report was even filed. inside this really strange and bizarre story, straight ahead. >>> and power right in your wallet. a new iphone charger the size of a credit card saves you when you run out of juice. we'll show it to you in 20 minutes. "newsr
would draw a veto. the u.s. has broken a yet theher heat wavrecord, with first six months of 2012 now officially the hottest first six months of a recorded in a calendar year. in the last two weeks of june alone, more than 170 all-time heat records read their broken or tied. blistering heat and drought have fueled record wildfires, damaged the nation's corn crop, and killed scores of people. the fires have consumed 1.3 million acres, the second- biggest area to burn during any june on record. while the plants are facing the worst drought in a quarter century, drenching rains in florida made last month the wettest june on record there. as the midwest and east the respite from the heat, storms are predicted across swaths of the country. , experts have described the recent spate of extreme weather as a preview of the planets long-term future of global warming. you in arabic kofi annan says his reached an understanding with president bashar al-assad to stop the violence raging in syria. >> we discussed the need to in the violence and ways and means of doing so. we agreed in approach which
more deeply tonight nation's small businessmen, one of whom told us today he is looking for some light at the end of this tunnel. >> july sales definitely are down about 10 or 15%. >> reporter: jeff pape sells athletic gear online and from his 5500 square foot store in elmhurst, illinois. >> what we see is that people aren't spending as muchs that a used to, people that might have spent 150 or $200 on stuff are now back to 60 or $70. >> reporter: to pape there's no mystery why. >> people that had jobs that were making 100,000 or $s 50,000 are now making 40 or $50,000 and that has to affect their spending. >> reporter: that affects and his work force, now down to two from four. have you had to cut back on the things that you purchased for your store? the inventory? >> definitely we're working with our vendors to try and keep our costs as low as we can. >> reporter: you can see that ripple effect across the country. shopping centers reported just a 1.8% growth in sales over the last year. barely ahead of the inflation rate of 1.7%. suggesting the consumer mood at least remains in recessi
>> good morning, everyone, it's sunday, july 15th, i'm alisyn camerota, thanks for joining us so early. days after accusing mitt romney of a felony, obama administration says they want a debate on the issues. is this political double speak? >> the cost of government day. happy cost of government day. that's right, congratulations, taxpayers you've officially worked 197 days so far this year, enough to pay your fair share of government spending. >> clayton a clap for that? >> yeah, it's happy. >> clayton and like a balloon with that graphic. why the boss was shown who's the boss at a performance in lond london. ♪ that's springsteen? >> it might have been. >> dave: i'll take your word for it. i didn't see him. ♪ >> did that naked torso have anything-- i think it was spring break video. >> get to the bottom of it. the mini-van debate we had here on the show and dads are embracing mini-vans and cars and trucks as they get older. back in the day we used to get in the car or truck with dad, it was their-- >> office on wheels. >> clayton not anymore, kids have overtaken these vehic
for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >> announcer: from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." >>> june jobs numbers send investors into panic as the dow plunges over 100 points. why the numbers just didn't add up for wall street. >> we see this as a powerful symbol of our commitment to afghanistan's future. >> reporter: an unannoun. >>> an unannounced visit to afghanistan and announcement on troop withdrawal. >>> two great whites threaten the coast of cape cod. now the hunt is on to find them before they claim a human life. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 a.m. out west. thanks for waking up with us. we start this morning with the economy and new jobs report. it wasn't quite what experts had hoped. just 80,000 jobs added in june. that fell below expectations and caused a ripple through the stock market. the dow down 124 points at the close. there was some good news. additions in manufacturing jobs was a highlight for the white house. 14,000 jobs were
, fill up your bathtub and a lot of that is so you can use that water to restore water pressure to a toilet if you have lost your electricity. we have some numbers from west virginia. about a third of the state gets their water and people are reporting water service loss, low pressure. they are getting boil water advisories because when they have that low pressure the water sits in the pipe. bacteria can get in. brian todd is seeing a lot of folks storing water for dripging water and daily use. about 20% of the state'sulati population isn't connected to water service. they use wells. these are the problems people are facing several days into the power outages as well as the heat that you've been talking about because you think first about the lights and then people start to think about water. you can go without right, but you can't go without water. >> you can go as well, for the most part, without fan or ac but that can also be lethal. you mention the boil water advisory. that's fine and dandy but how do you boil the water if you don't have the power which leads to the piling o
for athletes at the london olympics. the u.s. men's swim team took silver, losing out to france in the 4 by 100 meter relay. in basketball, the u.s. beat france. and american swimmer dana vollmer set a world record. she became the first woman to swim the 100 meter butterfly in under 56 seconds. >>> seven people were killed today in arizona when a tractor trailer crossed over a median and slammed into a van. all the victims were in the van. the truck's driver and his wife are both hospitalized in serious condition. the accident happened on interstate 10 near phoenix. >>> a missing 12-year-old arkansas girl has been found safe after police discovered the bodies of the couple she lived with. amber was found with her 33-year-old brother, now a suspect in her abduction as well as a double homicide. the girl is believed to be either the daughter or granddaughter of the deceased couple. >>> and if you feel like you're paying more at the pump, well, it is not your imagination. the price of a gallon of gas has gone up by a dime past two weeks to $3.51 a gallon. that's according to the lundberg survey. t
. excuse us, for a second, let's live here. >> we had to clean up the drool. >> it was all over. >> all over hoda. >> i love that look on matt. don't you think he should do that all the time? >> all the time. right off the yacht look. >> and that tan on him. >> he's looking good. >> he looks great today, too. anyway, the opening ceremonies are two days ago. matt will host it with meredith. it must be weird for the two of them. >> because they know what's going to happen. >> it's a big secret for the rest of us. i'm excited for friday to see. are you excited for us on friday? >> no, i'm not. i tell you what, i saw what we're going to wear. oh, my gosh. >> tomorrow, we're doing our show on the plaza. friday. we're doing an olympic-themed show. >> we need you guys to show up for us, please. >> it would be humiliating if we go outside. >> if we do our olympic stuff with nobody cheering us on in the ugliest track suits you've ever seen. >> they are hideous. like the old-fashioned from the '80s. >> jane lynch. >> and pull them up. >> never will we be more attractive than friday morning. come
, transportation officials are pleading with commuters to use public transportation. many already made the decision yesterday. >> definitely not commuting tomorrow. it's not worth it if. >> northern virginia still dealing with 100 traffic signals out. more than half the traffic signals in montgomery county have been out for the entire weekend. at least 400 were still in the dark as of last night. the government is urging state workers to stay off the roads to stay home. many downed trees and power lines still blocking roads in gaithersburg and silver spring and rockville. officials have lifted the hov restrictions on interstate 270 and 66. at connecticut avenue you have to treat these intersections as four-way stops. you have to help out the police. for example, on connecticut avenue, the far lanes are being used as a two-way traffic because all the southbound lanes are closed. be careful. you have two-way traffic, something that's not familiar on connecticut avenue. more than 400 traffic signals still out this morning. john gonzalez reporting, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. maybe your best option
"starting point," 17-year-old lia neal will join us live. she is the second african-american woman to make the u.s. swim team. >>> also, ben la bolt. >>> and jack abramoff. should be a lot going on. >> not appearing all together? >> should we do that? >> it could be very interesting. >> no, no. thanks so much for joining us. have a wonderful fourth of july. i'm brooke baldwin in new york. >>> now to carol costello in "cnn newsroom." >> good morning, and happy fourth of july to you too. >>> hot, hot, hot. today could be one of the hottest july fourths ever. that could happen in several major cities. heat, humidity, and thunderstorms will blanket the nation. >>> plus, this. >> just think of how many we got into one sentence. that was really impressive. what wrote this [ bleep ]? >> oh, new york mayor michael bloomberg unplugged at the nathan's hot dog wagon. seems he couldn't stomach the puns, like let me be frank. it's going to be a dog fight. and i'll relish it. it's bloomberg like we've never seen him. >>> also -- >> you can see the sparks flying all over the place. it was raining
service and we're just another tool they use for their plan on how to fight this fire. they give us the call, then we're ready at a moment's notice. we're standing by ready to launch with witness cht it's like a nascar pit stop. we come in, get loaded. get fuel and take off. go rejoin with the lead formation pilot from the forest service and he has the plan and puts us on the target. >> you're saying that like a nascar pit stop. get them in, out, quickly. as we look at this video, especially the ariels, we're seeing a lot of smoke coming out of the area from the sky in colorado. does that impact your efforts at all? >> impacts the visibility, it can make our job extremely tough because it has to be done visually. if we can't acquire the spot, it makes it hard, sometimes, we have to go into an area expegting to drop in one spot. we came in on tuesday for a line they had picked out they wanted to reenforce and then the wind would bring visibility down. sometimes, it would take three, four attempts before we could get our loads in the direction we wanted. >> red flag conditions continu
will be safer and more secure. >> the announcement paves the way for the u.s. and afghanistan to maintain a defense in economic relationship long after u.s. troop withdrawal. >>> as i said, secretary clinton on her way to tokyo. in japan she will be asking international donors to pledge their support for afghanistan. right now libyans are going to the polls in their first free election in decades. it is one of the reasons they overthrew moammar gadhafi's 40 year dictatorship, the chance at democracy. libyans electing the assembly which will form a transitional government. joining me from tripoli, our journalist. you've been out to the polling center. tell us what the mood is like. >> reporter: randi, it's an incredible atmosphere in tripoli. it's been six hours since the polls opened in tripoli and across the country. people are driving around waving the free libya flag and showing us the purple finger. they are so proud of this day and the ability to vote on this day. we went to one polling center in one of the neighborhoods in tripoli where an uprising of moammar gadhafi started and the
's residences to be in continuous use dating back to 1872. well, central missouri was not very well settled. there were a lot of people in st. louis, missouri. we had just completed the civil war. and there was stale little bit of tensions left from the war at that time. appropriations weren to build this building. however, they waited a couple years after that to make sure we were on steady ground financially. this is actually the third building on this site for the governor's mansion. the first building was building for the legislators with rooms set aside for the governor and his family. after the family outgrew the space of two small rooms in that building and the capitol was built, another smaller building was built for the governor and his family. however, the materials used for that were not sufficient enough to withstand the weathering and the years of use on a home like that and became very dilapida dilapidated. there was a party in which many people were invited to, and they refused to come because there was concerns if too many people got on the second floor it would not hold all
of the federal role. let us look at what the olympics due to any country that gets them in today's world. my wife and i went to japan to see the olympics put on in japan. we read the japanese newspapers. we did not come up with a firm figure. the japanese newspaper speculated that the total amount japan as the country spent in order to put on the olympics was a $13 billion. highest figure i read was $18 billion. given the kind of accounting sleight of hand that accompanied the japanese olympics, i think the higher figure is the accurate one. even if we take a lower figure, japan decided they could not put on an olympics or the of world attention without making such infrastructure improvements as to spend ultimately $13 billion. i participated in the benefits of that. i rode the bullet train from downtown tokyo to were the olympics were held. they decided they could not put in the olympics without putting a bullet train. we viewed the olympics as basically a scoring event. the rest of the world use the olympics very differently and once a country is awarded the olympics to one of its host cities,
. for our belief system, it's not our place to judge, and not forgiving only puts us in a place where we can't move forward. >> colorado governor john hic n hickenlooper was there. he spoke. one of the things he did was he named off the names of the 12 people who died in this horrific shooting, and those involved in the vigil responded "we will remember" after each name. we still have many still hospitalized, eight of them still in critical condition. that vigil was a very important moment for the folks here in aurora. >> okay, thank you very much, poppy. we're going to check in with the ncaa now. they're making the decision on penn state. let's listen in. >> and the powerful people who let them down. there has also been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution, but also against our value system and basic human decency. the executive committe
to a very strong and swift statement from the top u.s. military commander in afghanistan, general john allen who said quote let's be clear this was injustice. this was murder and atrocity of unspeakable cruelty and the taliban's continued brutality toward innocent civilians particularly women must be condemned in the strongest terms and too much progress made by too many brave afghans. this under scores the deeper concerns and growing issue of what will happen to afghan women once u.s. and nato troops leave and the taliban perhaps reassert control in some areas. >> very disturbing. thanks so much. how common is this? a former political officer to the united nations mission to afghanistan and a professor of south asian affairs at georgetown joining us from washington. this videotape was one thing. if you have wonder is this an anomaly or common place in afghanistan? >> i guess i would like to expand the context of this a little bit. with absolute agreement that the taliban are savages. i think there is a tendency to look at this and say this is something that only the taliban do. this is some
: we used to be able to solve a conflict soon after it happened. but in recent years, it doesn't get solved right away. this has to do with america's back to asia policies. if the american back to asia attitude also accompanies actions, china's countermeasures will become larger. >> china is pursuing its maritime interests as a show of power with the united states also putting more emphasis on asia, it seems unlikely china will be prepared to back down. nhk world, beijing. >> reporter: that was china's stance, how will asean respond. as we heard there, china seems hard lined. what's the position of asean countries? >> the philippines and vietnam believe a confrontation with china is unwise and favor multilateral discussion through asean, japan, the united states and other countries have a voice at some asean meetings. they are against china expanding its maritime presence, the philippines, vietnam, especially won the backing of the united states. on monday asean foreign ministers are working on a code of conduct. the focus of the asean meeting on wednesday is whether china accept's a
you for being here to hear us talk about this extraordinary collection. i want to thank the members of the pbs and news our family who are here. you heard paulette is here, michael jones is here. seated right here, both jone jod linda winslow. we are all part of a family. that is what makes us go. i know a means a lot to us to have you here. thank you. i have covered so many press club event that bill strain should be on the other side of the microphone. -- that it feels a little strange to be on the other side of the microphone. i want to talk about what the pbs news hour will be doing to cover it. if you're wondering why i am going first, i can let you in on a secret. like the perfect ladies that we are, we are wrestled over it. -- arm wrestled over it. [laughter] there is some tension between gwen and me over one issue, what color we are wearing. things got really tense yesterday when you both showed up at the office wearing bright yellow. -- when we both showed up at the office wearing bright yellow. she ended up going home. i and the luckiest person in television. gwen too work
: good for you in california, bad for us now. we can't under state how much our crew means to us and i'm going to mean oscar, he's our camera. jon: we wish you all the best. who leaves on a tuesday, go figure. jenna: good point, jon. jon: thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on the stakes getting higher in an ugly showdown on capitol hill. former vice president dick cheney arriving moments ago to warn about the fallout from a fight that could raise taxes on every american and result in up to 2 million workers being laid off. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. republicans bringing in the big guns after democrats yesterday threatened to take the nation over a so-called fiscal cliff, allowing big tax hikes and massive defense budget cuts unless the g.o.p. agrees on a plan to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year. all this on the same day fed reserve chair ben bernanke shared a new warning about the general state of our economy. >> the u.s. economy has continued to recover but economic activity appears to have de
. took out this power line. this could still be energized because a power official told us a short time ago if the lines do not hit the ground themselves, they may not trip out automatically. so this could still be energized, posing a danger for the crews. then they have to remove the huge tree and get to that. and this scene is repeated throughout the state. downed trees, a huge, huge problem for power crews throughout west virginia. we talked to the ceo charles patton earlier this morning to ask him how they prioritize getting people back into service. >> well, first of all, we look at critical care. we look at hospitals. we look at water and waste water facilities to make sure that our customers in this region do have water, potable water. and then what we try to do is get the biggest bang for our buck. meaning we try to get as many customers on as we can with the next operation that we undertake. >> reporter: you heard him mention potable water. that's a big problem because a lost the pumps that take care of the pressure in your shower or sink were knocked out. they are trying to re
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